Kyoko Nagano focuses her practice on investment funds as well as other financial regulatory matters. She regularly advises leading global asset managers in connection with their Japanese operations and vis-à-vis institutional investors in Japan, primarily in private transactions. Kyoko also counsels domestic and international financial institutions in cross-border banking, insurance, securities matters, and advise on the engagement between a listed company and institutional investors, or in the dialogue between them, with respect to various topics, including environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) issues.
Additionally, Kyoko has experience representing non-Japanese clients in real estate investments in Japan using various transactional structures. She also assists her clients in day-to-day consultations on employment and general corporate matters. Kyoko is fluent in Japanese and English.
Prior to joining Morgan Lewis, Kyoko was a partner of one of the largest law firms in Japan. Her former professional career includes being in-house counsel in the compliance department of one of the four largest Japanese securities firms. Kyoko started her career as a litigator at a domestic law office in Japan.
Columbia Law School, 2009, LL.M.
University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Law and Politics, 2004, M.L.
University of Tokyo, 1998, LL.B.
Awards and Affiliations
Member, Best ETF Law Firm, ETF Express US Awards (2021, 2022)